Category: The Introduction

Building Effective Policies: Requirements and Planning

The policies or rules that you implement in your organization will influence the culture of your group and the actions of your members. Plan your policies well and you'll ensure smooth operations for your initiatives.

Recruiting: Tryouts

Tryouts are a vital part of the recruiting process that let's you select the candidates who are most qualified for and interested in your organization. Your tryouts should thus test both the skills and cultural fit of your prospective applicants.

Case Study Method

In this blog, I will explore leadership concepts that can be, at times, abstract. Therefore, I will be using three case studies to provide concrete examples of these concepts in action. These organizations include the Speech & Debate Team, Consult For America, and the Judo Club.

Creating a Constitution

One of the first, and most important, actions you must take when running a student organization is building and affirming a constitution, otherwise known as a mission statement.

Member Types by Personality

Diverse members make a diverse team. Diverse teams lead to better problem solving and new creative ideas. When selecting your members, it's important to try and recruit a variety of personalities and perspectives.

Member Types by Passion

Your organization is defined by its members. Without great people, you cannot have a great team. Therefore, much thought and effort should be put into identifying the individuals who will be most dedicated to and most passionate about what your organizations does.

What is Leadership?

What is leadership? This is the fundamental question that this blog seeks to answer. As we delve into the specific operations and tactics that student leaders use to run successful organizations, it’s vital that we understand and continually revisit this question.